bbc good food festival


We’ve been busy working on some amazing projects here at Intolerant G HQ over the past few weeks. And it’s now time to reveal all for one of them!

Cast your minds back to a few weeks ago, when we wrote a post about a2 Milk™, which followed on from a PR event we attended.

To quote directly from them:

‘Our cows produce great tasting fresh milk that naturally contains only the A2 protein. If drinking regular cows’ milk gives you digestive issues, you may just feel a difference with a2 Milk™.

Regular cows’ milk contains A1 and A2 proteins, and for some, A1 causes side effects such as bloating, nausea and mucus build up. Our British dairy cows are carefully selected because they naturally produce milk with only the A2 protein and no A1 protein, so it’s gentler on your stomach.

Many people can feel the difference after drinking a2 Milk™. If you have trouble digesting regular milk, a2 Milk™ could be for you.’

A2 Milk™ is one to watch for the gluten-intolerant world, here’s why:

Gluten and the A1 protein digest in a similar way; meaning that if you struggle with gluten, you may well struggle with the A1 protein found in dairy as well.

Could a2 Milk™ help me?

Now, a2 Milk™ is NOT suitable for Callum as he is severely allergic to milk proteins!

However, it got me thinking about me.

I have suffered with, and been diagnosed with IBS for over 15 years now, and still struggle to control and maintain the often painful flare ups. My big triggers are tomato, citrus fruit, grapes and potato.

But what if I’ve missed something totally obvious, such as the dairy?

So, I’m taking the 4 week challenge to see if consuming a2 Milk™ will make a difference. I’m cutting all other dairy out of my diet so that I give it a fair chance of working. I don’t know if it will work for me, but it’s certainly worth trying, and if it improves my symptoms, then happy days all round! I shall be blogging each week about how I get on, and whether I see any improvement to my symptoms.

But there’s more!

BBC Good Food Festival

I will be working with a2 Milk™ at the BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court on 29-31st August. There are many exciting things planned for the event, where they will be there showcasing a2 Milk™, hosting competitions, answering live Q&A’s, and also having live cooking demonstrations with myself!

It’s a great chance to come and speak to the fab people at a2 Milk™, understand what their product is all about, how it came about, and why, and to come and sample some of the delicious tasting food being created on the day.


Competition time!

How would you like to win 2 tickets to this amazing event being held over the Bank Holiday weekend?

All you need to do is tell us what your favourite recipe is, and why! The winning recipe will be created live at the event!


How to Enter

Just use the link below which takes you directly to Rafflecopter. It is simple and you can get more than one entry! If you are not sure how to use Rafflecopter, detailed instructions are included below the box. Entries are open until midnight GMT time on 17th August 2015.

Good luck!

How to use Rafflecopter?

The first thing you need to do is to log in with Facebook or your email address.

Once you are logged in, the first and mandatory entry option is to leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite recipe is and why!

For extra chances of winning, check the instructions in the form. You can pick and choose a range of ways in which to enter.

The only one you must click on to get into the draw is the one asking you to leave a comment about your favourite recipe and why.

You must leave a comment for your entry to be valid!


  • The prize will be supplied directly by a2 Milk™
  • The giveaway is open to UK residents over 18 years of age
  • Email address will be used by The Intolerant Gourmand and The a2 Milk Company™ for marketing purposes from which you can unsubscribe at any time.

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